Simple Instagram Tips for Marketing Construction Companies

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Instagram for construction contractors? Isn’t that the platform my teenager uses for what the kids call ‘selfies’? Nope, not anymore. Instagram is quickly gaining on more widely known social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and many small businesses are starting to realize the platform’s potential for marketing their companies. If you’re a contractor not…Read More

Building Two Major World Capitals, Again

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There are many reasons why a country might want to move its capital city. Hometown pride was behind President Felix Houphouet-Boigny’s decision to shift West Africa’s capital city from Ivory Coast to Yamoussoukro back in 1983. But building an entirely new capital city from scratch is an exercise in precise planning and logistics. Here are two…Read More

How to Advertise Your Construction Business Online for Free – Part 3

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We’re going to end our 3-part series on helping construction businesses advertise online for free with a lesson on ‘getting found.’ Now that you’ve gotten started on social media and your blog (or you are at least thinking about getting started…), it’s time to understand exactly why those things are important and how they help…Read More

How to Advertise Your Construction Business Online for Free – Part 2

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When it comes to advertising your construction business online, blogging is one of the most worthwhile ways to spend the time you’ve set aside for advertising. Writing short articles or posting photos from your jobsites is a great way to build authority for yourself and your business. And it gives customers a sense of what…Read More

How to Advertise Your Construction Business Online for Free – Part 1

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Think social media isn’t worth your time? I get it – anyone working in construction is busy, and social media sounds, well, a little too social for a company handling a lot of work and tight deadlines. But in today’s world, smart businesses understand that social media is a direct line of communication between your…Read More

Proposed Google Campus a Modular Construction Marvel

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Can the design-build process ever be as nimble as a company like Google? Google hopes so. With a new, ambitious-in-the-extreme campus project planned, Google and its project partners are about to find out (pending city council approval, of course). Much of the need for the proposed 3.4 million-square-foot North Bayshore facility stems from the company’s…Read More

Officetel Multipurpose Building Smashes through Challenges

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Its tiled-cube face looks a bit like a kid’s Lego project on steroids, but the methods behind the design madness of the Officetel Building in Seoul are as fascinating as the finished building itself. The multipurpose building is common in South Korea, where hybrids feature small units where residents can live and work from the same space. Called…Read More

Mexico City Aims to Build the World’s Most Sustainable Airport

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Mexico City is building an airport that may be one of the most forward-thinking in the world, as well as a unique construction challenge. What makes the airport special is what its design will not have—no conventional roof, no vertical columns, and no normal columns. A design team of Foster + Partners, Fernando Romero Enterprise, and Netherlands Airport Consultants,…Read More

Famous Buildings That Have Been Moved

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Ever had to move a house? How about a huge, historic theater? A lighthouse from its delicate perch on a 300-foot cliff? Moving any building is a challenge, but some of the moves on this list were downright nerve-wracking. Some of these entries were famous on their own…and some are now famous because of their moving…Read More